SKIBBEREEN’S Ludgate digital hub picked up one of the prestigious awards at the Cork Convention Bureau’s second annual Cork Conference Ambassadors Awards.
The ceremony paid special tribute to six ambassadors who have helped secure in excess of €10m for the local economy over the past 12 months, and who were instrumental in bringing more than 13,000 delegates to Cork in the past year, 7,000 of whom were international delegates.
The [email protected] team were awarded a Cork Conference Ambassador Award for bringing over 1,600 attendees to Cork for National Digital Week. The inaugural event created over €2m for the Cork economy, attracted over €300,000 in venture capital funding, and generated over 11.7 million tweet impressions over the four-day event.
It was primarily supported by the Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources, AIB, Vodafone, Cork County Council, Enterprise Ireland and Discovery Networks and aims to run again in 2016.
Among the key guests who attended this year’s black tie awards dinner, hosted by George Hook, were Minister of State Kathleen Lynch TD; the chief executive of Cork City Council, Ann Doherty and the President of Cork Chamber, Barrie O’Connell.
‘We were absolutely delighted to receive such a prestigious award for National Digital Week, the event attracted over 1600 attendees which exceeded our expectations,’ said Grainne Dwyer. ‘Skibbereen was put firmly on the map as an innovative and dynamic town and we looking forward to running a bigger and better event in 2016.’